Within the rise of fans concerns and anticipation following 3 members of Girls Generation departure from their group, fans are wondering why do members of popular and unpopular groups end up leaving their groups and agencies.
When members talk about their love and dedication for their groups and members and then end up suddenly leaving without a warning.
Its not always very easy to spot the real reason, but thanks to Korean experts insiders, we finally have an idea of why they end up leaving anyways.
Difference in music taste
This is one of the most obvious reasons why idols decide to leave their groups.
Some idols do speak up and talk about the songs they hated the most while promoting while others don’t have the luxury to say how they truly feel.
Industry insider A explained,
“I think it becomes a dilemma when the music you want to do and the music you do and what the public wants to hear are different.
Each idol has a different favorite music genre. There is also the burden of showing activities that match the career that we have accumulated over the years. It’s a decision that it made after much consideration.”
Being an idol isn’t an easy feat and becoming one isn’t easy either.
Idols go through hard years of training in hopes of debuting in a girl or boy group. However, whether they end up finding success or not is a total different thing.
Even if you work hard there is still a chance that your idol life won’t be easy.
Two industry insiders weighed in on this thought, some idols struggle to make a living while being an idol.
Industry insider B revealed,
“its very difficult to live and work your entire life so hard on one thing and after all these years you can’t find success. Whether it be acting or doing variety shows, idols try to find all sorts of new jobs.”
While industry insider C touched on the difficulty of being EVER successful, he said,
“They start thinking that way when its clear that it is impossible for the group to keep going.”
Interest in different industries
Its every idol dream to be appreciated and loved for the art they put out, sadly its not always easy to be under the spotlight all the time.
Industry insider D talked about idols ambitions and how they affect their choice of agencies, he explained,
“Every idol wants to attract people’s attention, but if you’re in a group its very difficult to do so. Whatever happens, if you do solo activities and pursue acting it can become easier to find success.”
This applies to Girls Generation situation where the 3 members left to solely focus on acting, acting in movies, dramas, musicals and such.
Mblaq’s Lee Joon has also left his group to focus on acting and has achieved a name for himself alone without the attachment of his group.
Industry insiders D and E also shared their thoughts on this specific point, Industry insider D said,
“While promoting some idols naturally feel more attached and confident while acting, to some idols it fits way better to be an actor than an idol in a group.”
Industry insider E added,
“There is a life cycle to each idol, they need to think about how long they can dance before their hips go out, they need to secure another life path.”
Since not all idols make it in the difficult competitive idol groups world, there is bound to be many groups that still struggle financially.
Sometimes, the money becomes a big issue that they can no longer depend on being an idol to secure their future, industry insider F explained,
“When an individual member decides to leave, its probably due to financial problems, saying ‘for a new start’ is just a shield and an excuse.”
After debuting and making more and more money, they begin hearing and seeing many new opportunities that differs from their career path.
Industry insider G explained,
“I think it’s a natural problem. After debuting and gaining experience, the idol would like to be treated better.
Quite frankly, their standards become higher, but its hard to tell whether it’s a good or a bad thing.”
What do you think of what those industry insiders had to say about this touchy subject?
Do you think there could be other reasons?